Richie Maynard aka Fada Rebbs

Reggae Urban Groove production

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Richie Maynard aka Fada Rebbs is the musician and technician behind the new sound of UK Reggae - Neo Reggae. Producer of 3 number 1 reggae hits and several top 10 hits he is meticulous and finger on the pulse he pays great attention to sonic detail. He creates grooves and rhythms that make your songs sparkle and stand out amongst the others.

Richie a specialist in Reggae music and Urban styles he is the full ticket musician, composer, producer and sound engineer rolled into one and owns London's best in class studio.
Formerly a session keyboard player with many soul and reggae bands such as with UK chart toppers Black Slate and stalwarts such as Junior Delgado and Devon Russell over the last four decades and more recently productions with international chart topping artist VC, Michael Rose of Black Uhuru and Natural Mystique
Musician - A fantastic keyboard player often called a genius by others and constantly creates mesmerising drum and bass patterns to kickstart your song and then dresses it with unique fills and pads.
Producer - If you've got a great song and you want something different new and refreshing Rebbs is your man. Bassist Lee Dean says " He's just got this thing about sounds and will spend time meticulously getting it right dunno how he does it, but you know he's gonna pull off that magic groove and bring an amazing sound "
Sound Engineer - What this guy doesn't know about sound isn't worth knowing he's been doing it for 4 decades in the studio he uses Cubase 11 Pro, Native Instruments, Arturia, Roland and Spectrasonics VSTs to create new and conventional sounds and mixes inside Harrison Mixbus with Waves plugins to ensure that you get the best possible sound.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ewan S.
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    Fada Rebbs made it very positive experience.This is the first time I have done anything professional.He explained every step of the process.And he made me feel very comfortable.He is a musical genius and I recommend working with him.

  2. Review by Garfield
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    Awesome work. Dope dude ro work with.

  3. Review by Paul
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    Fada Rebbs is an experience and patient producer we communicated regularly during this process and is reluctant to proceed if something does not meet his quality standards.As a songwriter I do most of my recordings on a basic system Laptop interface microphone so I had to redo some stuff but the final product is very very satisfying.Go with Rebbs no disappointment.

Interview with Richie Maynard aka Fada Rebbs

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Just finished 'Always On My Mind' with Janet Lee Davis and Cassie B's DIFFRENT EP which has been described as 'the future of UK reggae' by the Kieron Pressure CEO of UK Pressure Records.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Various Neo Reggae projects with Cassie B, Janet Lee Davis and VC.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: A mixture of both the warm analogue sound and the digital clarity.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: Best in class sound production and quality in music.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: After producing a song for a client. The satisfaction of hearing it on mainstream radio and in nightclubs.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Can you help me to get my song to market? Yes I can assist with marketing, website design, video production and airplay in fact the whole process from recording to global downloads and streaming.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Reggae created New Age Roots Reggae and Neo Reggae genres.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: I work with 8 bar loops!

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What are you looking to achieve from your project. e.g Is it a demo or a release. Who is your favourite artist what sort of sound do you want.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Look for originality, sound quality and the success of previous works.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: Cubase Pro, NI Komplete, Nuemann monitors, UA87 mic and Waves plugins.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I've been playing keyboards for 40 odd years sessioning on 100s of UK reggae releases over up until the late 90s when I set up my own studio. I've been producing for the last 20 years.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: My studio is currently running Cubase Pro 11 with Native Instruments Komplete 12, Maschine 2 Mk3, Arturia V Collection 7, the full compliment of Waves effects and processors. Yamaha nearfield monitors RCM amped custom built reference monitors.

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: I work with 8 bar loops!

  29. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  30. A: What are you looking to achieve from your project. e.g Is it a demo or a release. Who is your favourite artist what sort of sound do you want.

  31. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  32. A: Look for originality, sound quality and the success of previous works.

  33. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  34. A: Cubase Pro, NI Komplete, Nuemann monitors, UA87 mic and Waves plugins.

  35. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  36. A: I've been playing keyboards for 40 odd years sessioning on 100s of UK reggae releases over up until the late 90s when I set up my own studio. I've been producing for the last 20 years.

  37. Q: How would you describe your style?

  38. A: Fresh new soulful reggae.

  39. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  40. A: Stevie Wonder he has written and made the soundtrack to my life.

  41. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  42. A: Sidechain compressor on reverb when mixing vocals for a more refined sound.

  43. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  44. A: Keyboard playing and production.

  45. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  46. A: Life! I don't believe in 8 bar loops and play each individual part from top to bottom on the track. I have that 'sound' that is has taken a place of it own on today's reggae scene.

  47. Q: What's your typical work process?

  48. A: I listen to the song melody or write a melody if one not already created. I normally beatbox out the basic rhythm and then build the structure verse chorus middle 8 around guide drum track in Cubase. Add accompanying instruments and synth textures. Finally drums as reprogrammed with fills and humanised.

  49. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  50. A: I'm inspired greatly by Third World, Sly n Robbie and Rnb artists like Dwele and Musiq Souldchild.

  51. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  52. A: I compose, produce, mix and master rhythm tracks. I'm a specialist in Reggae, Dub and invented the Neo Reggae genre.

  53. Q: How would you describe your style?

  54. A: Fresh new soulful reggae.

  55. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  56. A: Stevie Wonder he has written and made the soundtrack to my life.

  57. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  58. A: Sidechain compressor on reverb when mixing vocals for a more refined sound.

  59. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  60. A: Reggae created New Age Roots Reggae and Neo Reggae.

  61. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  62. A: Keyboard playing and production.

  63. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  64. A: Life! I don't believe in 8 bar loops and play each individual part from top to bottom on the track. I have that 'sound' that is has taken a place of it own on today's reggae scene.

  65. Q: What's your typical work process?

  66. A: I listen to the song melody or write a melody if one not already created. I normally beatbox out the basic rhythm and then build the structure verse chorus middle 8 around guide drum track in Cubase. Add accompanying instruments and synth textures. Finally drums as reprogrammed with fills and humanised.

  67. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  68. A: My studio is currently running Cubase Pro 10.5 with Native Instruments Komplete 12, Maschine 2 Mk3, Arturia V Collection 7, the full compliment of Waves effects and processors. Yamaha nearfield monitors RCM amped custom built reference monitors.

  69. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  70. A: I'm inspired greatly by Third World, Sly n Robbie and Rnb artists like Dwele and Musiq Souldchild.

  71. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  72. A: I compose, produce, mix and master rhythm tracks. I'm a specialist in Reggae, Dub and invented the Neo Reggae genre.

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  • Richie Maynard aka Fada Rebbs mixes brand new EP from Natural Mystique 'Bold'Jul 29, 2021

    " The studio is fantastic. The voicing quality and the mixing is the very good. And the engineering is high quality. Reminds me of the days in Jamaica working King Tubby and Channel 1 Thank you very much, Richie "


    Says Chris Brown Executive producer at Black Emperor Records.


    Bold will be available on iTunes Amazon Spotify and all good download and streaming stores 9.08.21


  • FADA REBBS HITS NUMBER 1 AGAINJan 24, 2020

    Different taken from Cassie B's EP entitled DIFFRENT is currently enjoying a second week at Number 1 on the Stevie J Chart Show the world's portal to UK Reggae. RCM's 3rd consecutive number 1 produced by Fada Rebbs.


    DIFFRENT is an introduction to Neo Reggae the newest genre of reggae created by Fada Rebbs on RCM Records UK

  • Fada Rebbs putting RCM Productions at the forefront of UK ReggaeDec 09, 2019

    Produced by Fada Rebbs RCM Productions for RCM Records UK Cassie B's song entitled 'Different' taken from the DIFFRENT EP is shooting up the UK's Stevie J Chart Show where listeners buy and then vote for their favourite songs. Entering the chart at number 16 analytics say the track should be Top Ten next week.